Saturday, October 24, 2015
Mental & Emotional Health Awareness
Mental (& emotional) illness awareness
month, as if more awareness might could
reduce depression, mania, fear, anxiety,
panic, night sweats, binging, purging,
hoarding, cutting and all varieties of
neurotic experience. Drugs and alcohol
and self- medicating: momentary solutions,
Platitudes and bromides and bible verses.
Confucius-sayings and Buddha admonitions,
yoga and self-help advice, smelling coffee
in the morning, puppies to pet, being aware
of starving children in Africa, hordes of
immigrants, highway shootings, church
burnings, Trump pontificating, Bernie
expostulating—putting my angst in global
perspective.—none of these make me more
grateful or improve my daze. Shame on me.
A gap between what I know and what I feel
& no bridge or pontoons make no never mind.
Prayer- from Latin precari : precarious